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Old 09-17-2011, 11:22 PM
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can you interchange the transfer cases between all engine/transmisions available in the 1st gen durango? still looking for another 4.7 for the beater/future parts doner I bought a little while ago but have looked at some other 1st gens recently that have the AWD t-case, thinking if the t-cases can be swapped(assuming manual t-case vs manual t-case NOT manual vs electric shifted) if I find a good deal on an AWD model I can swap my part time 4x4 t-case from my '00 with the dead 4.7.

I hate full time 4x4, waste gas and wear out tires. would love if they had a t-case like the NP242 in my cherokee so I had 2wd normally and the option of AWD.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:47 AM
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There is a round tag on the transfer box and you will see a part number on it. That is the only part number you can use.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:50 PM
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You can install a NV242 and have a part time position, I would think it could fit but it is a PITA case to operate.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:25 PM
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I've got the 242 and love it, but it was from the factory. It still functions correctly at 162k.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:42 AM
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Hyrda: the 242 in a cherokee is no different to operate then a part time only 231, just one extra position to leave the tcase in.

master tech: really have you ever actually tried? I know from experience changing a few jeep tcases some tcases of the same model type have different spline counts and I think some have different shaft length thats why you if you need a tcase you need to know what other engine/transmision choises you can look for to find another one to go in. by what you are saying if I had a Durango with the 4.7 auto and AWD tcase I would NOT be able to put a tcase in from a Durango with the 4.7 auto part time tcase? that would be retarded, I can't see Dodge having them that much different that they would not work.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:16 AM
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A true awd system is usually quite different from a part time system. Jeeps were made to swap parts easily, dodges weren't. You would also have to run a different switch and wires for the t-case. NV233 is the 231 with electric select pretty much, it might work but would take some customization.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:41 AM
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A true awd system is usually quite different from a part time system. Jeeps were made to swap parts easily, dodges weren't. You would also have to run a different switch and wires for the t-case. NV233 is the 231 with electric select pretty much, it might work but would take some customization.
I dont like electric shift transfer cases so thats not really an issue, can't see myself buying a 4wheel drive vehicle if it dosn't have a manual shift transfer case. guess that leaves me looking for nothing newer then a '01 Durango.
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Hyrda: the 242 in a cherokee is no different to operate then a part time only 231, just one extra position to leave the tcase in.
Boy you gotta lot to learn! Search "NV242" under my name in this section then come back after you are informed and tell me that there isn't any difference. I await your responce.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:23 PM
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this is getting interesting
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:19 PM
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, this is about to get interesting....I know the 242 and 241 internals are completely different in how they operate, I am waiting for your lesson professor Hydra, lol. Well actually blindmonkey's response so you can explain it.

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